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Western Artists, Watercolors, Oil Paintings, Acrylic Paintings, Sculpture

These Western artists paint a wide variety of artwork ranging from native art to cowboy art, horse portraits to human portraits. You might just find that perfect piece of western artwork you have been looking for whether it be an original painting, a limited edition giclee or a bronze sculpture! Canada has many talented artists, I hope you enjoy the many we have listed here in our art gallery. Stay tuned as Art In Canada will be creating more artists websites in the near future focusing on artists in each province. The artists listed in this art gallery do exceptional work in watercolors, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, pastel art, pencil art, charcoal, bronze sculpture, pottery, and much more! Several artists offer art workshops and art lessons!

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Diane M. Anderson
The Charlie Russell Artist
Judy Blake
Ken Cochrane
Marnie Collins
Tim Cox
Judy Dahl
Gilles Delage
Bobbi Dunlop
Lori Fitzgerald
Nona Foster
Ritch Gaiti
Loretta Gardiner-Monckton
J Gaudet
Michelle Grant
Patricia Guzm'n
Adeline Halvorson
Valerie Hinz
Clarence Kapay
Gena LaCoste
Patrick Landes
Shannon Lawlor
Doug Levitt
Diana Lockie
Thomas Love
Debbie Lund
Gina McDougall-Cohoe
Gary McGladdery
Lorne Mertick
Val Moker
Glen Munholland
Elaine Munro
Donna Murray
Roberta Murray
Audrey Nanimahoo
Wendy Palmer
Reg Parsons
Ron Pearce
Kim Penner
Norene Procter
Jane Romanishko
Kim W. Rose
John Salsnek
Sharon Strand Sigfuson
Kerry Stansfield
Linda Stewart
Sandra Vasilenko
Nicole Viste
Richard Wear
Dennis Weber
Al Weitzel
Doug Welykholowa
Diane Williams
Donna Wilson
Bram L. Wolf
John Zacharias
Michele Zarb


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Diane M. Anderson
Diane M. Anderson - Canadian Artist
Diane is known for her ability to capture images in bronze, that people from many walks of life can relate to. Whether is be a seniors couple on a swing, a tiny calf experiencing the wonders of being alive or a powerful eagle gracing the skies with its majestic control of the air, Dianes pieces evoke emotions. She believes that in order to relate to something you must first make an emotional connection with it. There are many emotions so their can be many reactions to any given bronze. "That is why it is so much fun to watch people "experiencing" each sculpture when I am at a show." It may be that just looking at a sculpture triggers a memory of days gone by for one and the same sculpture evokes sympathy in the next person. "The best for me as the artist however is when someone says I remember when'..or That's just how Dad did it'''.or That reminds me of a horse I used to have. I just know that this person is going through their memory bank and experiencing something or someone that was special."
Diane attends several art shows every year and has received awards for her work. The one she treasures most is the Artists Choice award for best sculpture at the Calgary Stampede. Being voted that award by her piers she says is the best she could ever hope for.

The Charlie Russell Artist
The Charlie Russell Artist - Gary Lowe
As a western history fan, I am very familiar with Charlie Russell’s life and times.
As I reflected on Charlie Russell and his wife Nancy (Mame), my interest was aroused to paint episodes from their lives and especially events in Charlie Russell's life that struck a chord with my own mountain and horse experiences in the northern Rockies. This is something that I could paint with a degree of passion and personal interest.
So here I am at seventy three dedicating art to Charlie Russell and his wife. I especially want to emphasize the importance she played in his career. In my opinion, she is the unsung hero and Charlie Russell would agree with me.

Judy Blake
Judy Blake BC Artist
Judy has recently discovered that the intricate detail in scratchboard art appeals to her, as well as the rich colour of acrylic. Hence, scratchboard and acrylic art are the mediums through which Judy now chooses to exhibit her love of western and wildlife themes. A self-taught artist in scratchboard art and acrylics, Judy finds that the "western" way of life appeals to her artistan's thirst for capturing in scratchboard art and acrylic a sense of hard work and fierce determination. The dramatist in Judy finds fulfillment in the starkness and simplicity of scratchboard and acrylic paintings; a medium which vividly portrays the intensity in wildlife, and the inherent adventure in western motifs. Whether it be the challenge of capturing the wild expression in a cougar's eyes, or the loving gaze of a beloved pet; or revealing the pride in the face of a cowboy, Judy finds joy and fulfillment in bringing these emotions to life.

Ken Cochrane
By Canadian Artist Ken Cochrane
Ken feels deeply for what he calls the "gems of the west" by which he means the mountain and marine landscapes its wildlife and the ranching lifestyle. He took to expressing in paint the wonders of his experiences some thirty years ago. As his experience is wide, so his artistic genre is multi-faceted. The knowledge he has acquired throughout his life's experience is inherent in his art.
Ken paints full time and is an "active" member of the federation of Canadian artists. He has been awarded all top three placings including first place at the annual GOABC (Guide Outfitters Association of BC) Wildlife Art Competition, Victoria BC over the past six years and was accepted into the prestigious Calgary Stampede in 2005.

Marnie Collins
Prairie Winds - By Canadian Artist Marnie Collins
Marnie's love of Canadian landscape was fostered from an early age by the majestic mountains, rivers and lakes of Quebec. She was born in Montreal and spent some of her favourite times in the Laurentians with her sisters and brother. Her formal education in art and teaching was centered on colleges in Lancashire, England, the University of London, and Europe's greatest galleries.
Marnie's acrylic artworks feature a variety of subject matter; floral landscapes, children, wildlife, and scenes of Canadian heritage. She is noted for her strong sense of colour and attention to detail.
You can contact Marnie directly through email.

Tim Cox
Western Artist - Tim Cox - Cover of Western Horseman
Tim's paintings have appeared on over 300 magazine covers through the years, and he has been featured in articles in at least 16 different publications, including Southwest Art, Western Horseman, Art of the West, American Cowboy and Beef.

While most of his time is consumed by painting, Tim regularly rides and works on various ranches throughout the West. He combines the basic ingredients of color, value, perspective and pleasing design with his desire to be a perfectionist in portraying the real working cowboy.

This perfectionism earned Tim the "Ayudando Siempre Alli Award" from the New Mexico Cattle Growers´ Association for his contributions to agriculture. Alisa Ogden, President of the Association said: "Along with lifting our spirits, Tim Cox’s special images keep the magic of the cowboy alive for literally tens of thousands of city folks across the nation and around the world."

Judy Dahl
Judy Dahl - Alberta Artist - Alberta Photographer
Today, one of only a few Canadians to be accredited in both livestock and equine photography, Judy still shoots prize-winning animals, but now her portfolio has expanded to include photos of old barns and empty elevators, abandoned houses and deserted farm yards, dilapidated outhouses and forgotten machinery - mementos of lives and industry now past.
Not only does Judy's extensive collection serve as an historic reference, but the photos are also fodder for her highly treasured Prismacolor crayon and pencil drawings, water-colours, and oil paintings.

Gilles Delage
Gilles Delage Canadian Artist - Horse Portraits
His Canadian landscape paintings depict moments in his life and travels. His passion for animals has him painting original wildlife art, dog paintings, horse portraits, as well, he has written a book to help other artists paint tigers.

Gilles Delage has original oil paintings for sale, as well as giclee on canvas prints and art cards. Please go to his gallery to see all of his art and to purchase online. You can now order framed prints, prints, stretched canvas prints, and more. The oilpaintings really represent what Gilles feels about life today.

"Life has so much to give, and I feel this is a way that I can give back. I have started to sell prints of my oilpaintings. Simply it is a great way for me to fund, and to continue what I love to do paint, so please if you can help me to promote my artwork, please do."

Bobbi Dunlop
Bobbi Dunlop Alberta Artist
Decades of pursuing the language of brushstrokes has channeled Bobbi Dunlop's unique inner vision, experience and life wisdom into an avenue for expressing her truest reactions on canvas. Bobbi Dunlop considers herself a 'professional observer of life'; applying paint to canvas as the vehicle through which she most naturally communicates her observations and feelings.

Bobbi Dunlop: "The masters have set the bar for all artists who follow in their wake and will continue to do so. This is the standard to which I will always measure myself and continue to aspire. A lifelong pursuit and one which will never cease to give me purpose and great satisfaction."

Lori Fitzgerald
Lori Fitzgerald Canadian Artist
Alberta artist Lori Fitzgerald invites you to visit her new Website: www.ldfitzgerald.com

Her illustrations, paintings and sculpture all reflect the influences of a life in the southern Alberta environment.

Whether they are portraits of people, animals, architecture, landscapes, and airplanes or even illustrating on abandoned furniture, Lori's work reflects the place, the people and the world around her.

Nona Foster
Nona Foster Alberta Artist
Nona’s subjects are varied, due to the different locations she has lived and experienced, the people she has met and was inspired and passionate to create from these experiences.

Her art portrays a variety of subjects including western, native and wildlife images. During her research she has kept in mind the preservation of Canada’s wildlife, our National Parks and the beautiful untouched back country.

Nona’s native ancestry ( Cree and Cherokee ) give her inspiration and vision to create and become a part of her art.
Visit Nona Foster at www.nonafoster.ca

Ritch Gaiti
Ritch Gaiti - Western and Native Art
Ritch Gaiti's ethereal paintings commemorate the west- a horse runs free on the open range; a buffalo oversees the plains that he rules; a proud people enjoy a rich culture and a oneness with the land. The paintings are about change, evolution, and extinction-something emerges, something disappears. Each represents the spirit of a time long gone.

"My goal is to put the viewer, not only in another time and place, but also in the subject's heart"

You can view all of Ritch Gaiti's art on his website www.gaiti.com

Loretta Gardiner-Monckton
Loretta Gardiner-Monckton Equine Artist
"I'm a self-taught ceramic teacher from the 70's but moved on to art mediums that include acrylic, water colors, and now on to oils, which are now my favorite.
I had many great art teachers over the last 20 years, to name a few, Linda Lock, Jackie Newfeld, Leighann Maxmwell and Brent Heighton. I spent 8 years painting oil portraits with Joy Wilson and Joann Morgan, both of whom are oil painting portrait teachers from the United States. I spent 4 years teaching oil painting classes in my home art studio.
My real passion is painting working horses in action."

J Gaudet
J Gaudet Canadian Artist
Canadian Artist; Jeanne d’Arc Gaudet was born and raised in the small farming community of St-Denis, Saskatchewan.

Escaping the hectic city life of Vancouver, British Columbia she and her husband Emile returned to Saskatchewan where they have made it their home. Here she has settled and is now able to create what she loves, beautiful art.

Her paintings have received awards, and she has been the selected artist for People's Choice Awards at many shows. Her art hangs in various private collections in Canada, US and Europe.

J Gaudet is focusing her fine art abilities on her passion for orchids and children's portraits.

Michelle Grant
Michelle Grant Western Artist
Born in Calgary, Michelle was exposed to horses through the Calgary Stampede, Spruce Meadows and her own experiences riding in the Alberta foothills.
Being a certified horse nut, most of Michelle's work centers on her love for horses, however her work also includes portraits of people and wildlife.
Simply put, she likes to "go places and do things" and then loves to paint the images that she finds inspiring from the event. "Going places and doing things" typically includes horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and attending rodeos, brandings, horse races and show jumping events.

Patricia Guzm'n
Mexico City Artist - Patricia Guzm'n
I love to paint animals such as horses, dogs and wild ones; but not only animals, also portraits of different type of people, of different culture.
I think there is always something to learn about painting; to me books are my best teachers because they don't influence my vision that much. They teach me about technique, about painters' lifes, etc., but they don't tell me how a thing must be because we all see life and painting in a different way, what I think and feel cannot be tought. As a painter I believe to seek for the truth, to paint themes that have something special, that makes me shake, not for money or not to produce as an assembly line.

Adeline Halvorson
Adeline Halvorson Western Artist
Adeline spends most of her time researching and creating the paintings she markets to a growing group of collectors.
She enjoys the variety of diverse subjects - floral, still life, dogs, or a childhood scene, and most often, her favorite equine subject matter.
Years of riding and grooming horses has given Halvorson a knowledge of anatomy and muscle movement that her painting skills bring to life on the canvas. The shapes and movement of muscle, variety and texture of harness and trappings, as well as the horse and its interaction with its human counterparts provide endless artistic inspiration for one who grew up with a love for one of the world's most beautiful animals.

Valerie Hinz
Valerie Hinz - Saskatchewan Artist - Western Heritage Artist
Valerie Hinz (b. 1956) Valerie lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and has been a professional artist, working in television since 1979. In 2000, she left her job with the CTV affiliate to paint full time. One of her earlier commercial exhibitions was with the U.S. Arabian National Horse Show in Louisville, KY. There, she took a tour of Churchill Downs, where she viewed an exhibit of the works by the American Academy of Equine Art for the first time. She eagerly submitted work to future AAEA shows, where within two years, she gratefully accepted the 1992 Gordon Barton Memorial Award for Best in Show. Valerie attributes the AAEA for giving her the start she needed in the equine art world. The publicity received from her wins through the AAEA juried exhibitions helped her to become visible to the galleries that represent her today.

Clarence Kapay
Clarence Kapay - Banff Artist
Imagine the scent of freshly fallen rain and a brilliantly refracted rainbow cascading down on an Indian village in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Perhaps you can hear an earthshattering crack of lightning as it sizzles across a spattered palette of color, culminating in the formation of a majestic warrior or a bald eagle. Or maybe you can feel the warmth as the darting flames of a campfire illuminate a buffalo hide teepee while directly above, the multi-colored, pulsating columns of light known as the aurora borealis dance in the heavens. These enchanting images remain imaginary until they're brought to life by the paint brush of Plains Cree artist Clarence Kapay.

Gena LaCoste
Gena LaCoste
Using vibrant, strong colours that evoke the motion and essence of herds, dust swirls, the bunching of horse muscles, Gena's art pulls the viewer in and evokes memories. Gena sees her art style as representational. "I love it when the picture I have in my mind comes out as a painting, not like a photograph." Yet, birds framed against stormy skies or strutting across farmyards seem as if they will come off the page. Flowers in Santa Fe, roosters in Canada - her art brings them to life.
Her work appears at poetry gatherings, horse shows and stampedes. Private shows have ranged from galleries in New Mexico to Western Canada. Her latest art shows include the Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery. Collectors from Great Britain, to the southwest corner of the United States, and Canadians from British Columbia to Ontario have purchased her originals and prints. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has some of her originals in their collection.
A Gena LaCoste original is a delight. Her painting is full of life - prairie life!


Patrick Landes
Patrick Landes - Alberta Range Artist
Patrick Landes seeks to accurately portray the visual language of open range, good horses, smart dogs, tough cattle, and even tougher people: an environment that is now all but lost. His portrayals, of the color, tradition and romance of the contemporary west, are certainties in description couched in artistic probability.

Painting full time, with work now hanging in both private and corporate collections, Patrick is motivated by horizons limited only to the scope of his imagination and hard earned miles of firsthand experience.

Shannon Lawlor
Shannon Lawlor - Alberta Equine Artist
Having spent the formative years involved with horses on many levels, this in turn has evolved into the ability as an artist, to capture her subject matter as it appears in reality. Infinite moments of real life experiences are seized in her own unique interpretation using primary acrylics, oil and graphite. Brush mileage and continuously honing her skills and techniques contribute to the ongoing passion of striving always to reach new and greater heights of professional achievement. Furthermore, the study of reality and subject matter lends itself to the structure, depth and detail found in her pieces. The great appreciation she has for her subject matter is evident in each of her carefully rendered pieces. Having had the opportunity to spend time with some of the top artists of today, also contributes to the body of work she is now creating.

Doug Levitt
Doug Levitt Canadian Artist
Doug Levitt has devoted himself full-time to fine art, oil paintings and graphite drawings being his preferred mediums. His historical works seek to preserve moments from the native North American Indian way of life and to explore themes of the West. These graphite drawings and oil paintings reflect Doug's passion for authentic detail as well as drama and texture. Doug's contemporary works, comprising mainly portraiture in oils, are compelling human studies characterized by skillful evocation of light and shadow, texture and detail.
His paintings are gaining wide attention for an artist still young in his career. Top collectors have bought his works and his paintings are in collections as far away as Australia. He has received invitations to attend several prominent exhibitions in Canada and the United States in 2004.

Diana Lockie
Diana Lockie Alberta Artist
Canadian artist Diana Lockie was born in Saskatchewan and was raised on a small farm in Alberta. She paints with a limited color palette of black and white with sepia overtones; which lend her works an old world look. A longing for the life values and ambience of ages past motivates the artist to create these images. Diana creates a window to a previous age, when the pace of life was simpler and slower; when people appreciated each other above all else. She introduces a style of painting uniquely her own for nostalgia fine art collectors around the world. Her work has captured attention from movie productions, antique enthusiasts and dealers alike.

Thomas Love
Thomas Love - Canadian Artist
Tom paints a very broad spectrum of subject matter and often chooses to include the human form in order to provide a focus of interest. Subjects are often set in common place and are rendered realistically without being photographic or photo-realistic. The themes of his paintings are often romantic and are chosen to evoke strong emotion in the viewer and to provoke a strong identification with the subject.
Exploring various subject matter has resulted in such accomplishments as a corporate calendar, an international magazine cover and recognition, three times, by The Artist's Magazine for submissions to its annual, international art competition.

Debbie Lund
Debbie Lund - Canadian Western Artist
Beautiful original equestrian and western horse art from Canadian Federation Artist, Debbie Lund.
Customized and personal portraits of your horse, pet and family.
"My style is new and is ever evolving and still seeking and experimenting as to where it desires to go, but my main passion is to portray those moments of true emotion. My passion is my horses and my children, and their inner beauty and spirituality is what I strive to portray and bring out. My goal as an artist is to be able to capture that "one" moment that is so briefly there then gone again. It is that moment that is the most intense and most precious and the "one" that is never forgotten. Isn't that what life is all about? Those little moments along the way?"

Gina McDougall-Cohoe
Bronze Art by Gina McDougall-Cohoe
C.N. (Chunky) Woodward purchased the very first bronze sculpture made by Gina in 1970. It was a cutting horse in action called "Showdown". Gina's bronze sculptures are now worldwide. They are in the collections of the British Royal Family, the Crown Prince of Jordan, western singer Randy Travis and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to name just a few. Gina was commissioned to do the official bronze for the 1988 Olympics. Over the years the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede has used numerous sculptures as trophies.

Gary McGladdery
Gary McGladdery - Southern Alberta Artist
I like impressionism, but sometimes I overwork my paintings until they are more like realism. I guess I’m in-between. I try to have good composition in all my paintings.

I like to painting old homesteads in the area. I can imagine a time when people lived there. Back then, when they needed to go somewhere they saddled a horse or hitched a buggy or slay.

They’re slowly falling down now and disappearing from the landscape, so I want to paint as many as I can. I take pictures in the summer and fall, and paint in the winter. I have lots of things to paint, it seems I’m always ten paintings behind.

Lorne Mertick
Hand Carved Cribbage Boards by Lorne Mertick
I have lived in Calgary, Alberta for over twenty years. The western influence shows itself in most of my pieces. Cowboy boots, guitars, log cabins, horses and horseshoes -- there are endless possibilities. In addition to the western-themed boards, I also produce a distinctive line of abstract pieces -- some have bridges and castles, and all have extensive carving.

I am also available to design almost any custom cribbage board imaginable. This is a growing segment of my work as customers desire a unique gift carved to their specific requests. A few of the recent pieces have been: a fighter squadron logo, a city firefighter crest, signature golf holes, motorcycle crests, and liquor bottles -- with many more pieces besides.

Val Moker
Val Moker Western Art
Canadian artist Val Moker's strong suit is seen in her attention to detail, displaying in macros of nature's flora and interaction of people in various settings. Her compositions capture atmosphere, character and emotion, resulting in harmonious and crisp compositions that hold the viewer's focus, a true compliment to her ability. "I have been blessed with the privilege to create. This is something that I have chosen not to take for granted. I am constantly researching, visualizing and then composing pictures in my mind, so that when it comes time to place my brush to canvas or paper, it is a channeling of a vision I've already created. Feelings, thoughts, beliefs, atmosphere . . . these are some of the ingredients that go into the stories that are told in my paintings. Am I looking at the window or through the window?"

Glen Munholland
Calgary Artist - Glen Munholland
Glen grew up in Southwestern Ontario but has called Calgary home for the last thirty-odd years. He says he has enjoyed drawing still life for as long as he can remember. "The challenge for me" says Glen, " is to use a single hardness of graphite while trying to maintain fidelity to the original "color" image I have in my mind, with an objective towards having the viewer see that same "color" image in the black and white print".

Glen is compiling a set of art, The "Canadiana Series". These limited edition prints will observe different images from each of the Canadian Provinces and Territories. Four drawings are now completed of the eventual twelve that will make up this collection!


Elaine Munro
Quebec Artist - Elaine Munro
My early years were spent living on a farm in the Laurentians, in Eastern Canada. Life on the farm was filled with so many beautiful subjects; wildlife, domestic animals, flowers, buildings that tell a story, a walk in the fields, or woodlands.
When I start a piece of artwork, I never know exactly where it will take me. What I have in mind always seems to change through the course of playing with the subject, especially watercolour because of its nature to come alive with bursts of beauty. What I see in my vision translates into what I see and how I see it, but my aim is to capture the subject as true to reality as possible, which is classic realism.



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